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Systems Programming in Unix/Linux

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  • Providies students with the needed background and skills to do advanced programming through detailed development steps

  • Introduces parallel computing and concurrent programming, and explains the concept of threads and their advantages over processes; covers Pthreads programming in detail

  • Explains process concept and process management using a simple C program together with a piece of assembly code to show real processes in action

  • Covers the principle of hardware timers, timer interrupts and time service function in Unix/Linux in detail

  • Covers signals, signal processing and IPC in Unix/Linux; showing how to install signal catchers to handle program exceptions in user mode

  • Solutions Manual available to instructors

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    • K. C. Wang
    Pages 1-22
  3. Programming Background

    • K. C. Wang
    Pages 23-100
  4. Process Management in Unix/Linux

    • K. C. Wang
    Pages 101-140
  5. Concurrent Programming

    • K. C. Wang
    Pages 141-185
  6. Timers and Time Service

    • K. C. Wang
    Pages 187-204
  7. Signals and Signal Processing

    • K. C. Wang
    Pages 205-219
  8. File Operations

    • K. C. Wang
    Pages 221-244
  9. System Calls for File Operations

    • K. C. Wang
    Pages 245-265
  10. Library I/O Functions

    • K. C. Wang
    Pages 267-281
  11. Sh Programming

    • K. C. Wang
    Pages 283-300
  12. EXT2 File System

    • K. C. Wang
    Pages 301-356
  13. Block Device I/O and Buffer Management

    • K. C. Wang
    Pages 357-376
  14. TCP/IP and Network Programming

    • K. C. Wang
    Pages 377-412
  15. MySQL Database System

    • K. C. Wang
    Pages 413-448
  16. Back Matter

    Pages 449-452

About this book

Covering all the essential components of Unix/Linux, including process management, concurrent programming, timer and time service, file systems and network programming, this textbook emphasizes programming practice in the Unix/Linux environment.  Emphasizing both theory and programming practice. Systems Programming in Unix/Linux contains many detailed working example programs with complete source code. 

Systems programming is an indispensable part of Computer Science/Engineering education. After taking an introductory programming course, this book is meant to further knowledge by detailing how dynamic data structures are used in practice using programming exercises and programming projects.

Systems Programming in Unix/Linux provides a wide range of knowledge about computer system software and advanced programming skills, allowing readers to interface with operating system kernel, make efficient use of system resources and develop application software. It also prepares readers with the needed background to pursue advanced studies in Computer Science/Engineering, such as operating systems, embedded systems, database systems, data mining, artificial intelligence, computer networks, network security, distributed and parallel computing.

Keywords

  • Unix Programming
  • Linux
  • Unix/Linux
  • Concurrent Programming
  • Systems Programming
  • network programming
  • parallel computing
  • Dynamic Data Structures
  • File System
  • process management
  • time service
  • program development
  • data structures

Authors and Affiliations

  • School of Electrical Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, USA

    K.C. Wang

About the author

K.C. Wang is currently a Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University. He received a BSEE degree from National Taiwan University, in 1960 and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois in 1965. His academic interests are in Operating Systems, Distributed Systems and Parallel Computing.

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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-92429-8
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  • Readable on all devices
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 74.99
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Hardcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)